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Beedazzled

Yesterday I saw my first bee of 2012. He was humming lazily round a flower, I hope he survives the cold snap. In tribute to the little fella here are some bee things I hanker after.

It started with the La Rochere glassware that I bought my mum one Christmas. I love the raised bee motifs on the sides. Actually I’m not sure she uses them, I may ask to ‘borrow’ them… The range is are available from John Lewis at £5-£35.

La Rochere Glassware - John Lewis

Then there’s the bee wallpaper I wrote about a few weeks ago.

For a wedding present we got this beautiful Laguiole cutlery in the multi-coloured jewel range. There is a little bee at the base of each handle.

Laguiole Jewel Forks - John LewisThe stainless steel version is pretty too and you can get a whole cutlery drawer full including cheese knives, salad servers, fish sets and carving sets. The sets are £27 – £50, while individual butter knives are £5.50 from John Lewis.

Laguiole Cutlery - John Lewis

Craig Fellows’ silk scarves are beautiful, I particularly like his long Honey to the Bee scarf at £39.99.

Craig Fellows - Silk Scarf Honey to the Bee

If you prefer a square silk scarf, Runny Honey is also gorgeous at £79.99. This scarf is huge at 90cm square.

Craig Fellows - Silk Scarf Runny Honey

I’ve often wondered what bees do in the winter and Rory Dobner’s Bee in Bed mug has educated me. There are five more animals in the same Intricate range, all at £15.

Bee in Bed Mug - Rory Dobner

I hope the one I saw is doing just this until it warms up again. Wasps on the other hand, can p!ss right off.

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A Kraken Brew

I love a pun, I really do. It’s the cause of a lot of eye rolling from my husband.

When I saw this mug I not only loved the monochrome sea monster design, but I LOVED the name, ‘A Kraken Brew’. Amazing.

A Kraken Brew - GX2

The kraken’s tentacles are taking over the whole cup, look!

A Kraken Brew - GX2

This cup by GX2 homegrown can only make your morning brew a better experience. If you want to spend your tea break day-dreaming of Captain Jack Sparrow that is completely up to you.

The cups are £7.99 and if you want a set or plates, teapots, bowls and tea cups covered in kraken, GX2 can do that for you too.

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If At First You Do Not See

I love a design that isn’t what it first appears.

Glass Plastic Bag - Rockett St George

At first glance you see a plastic bag full apricots, but when you look again you see it’s made from glass. This Glass Plastic Bag Bowl would make me smile every single time I walked past it. Yes, I am easily pleased. At £15 you can be too.

 Samantha Robinson has made these porcelain coffee cups look exactly like party paper cups. I love the detailing on these.

Samantha Robinson - Paper Coffee Cup

Forest Clearing have taken a really simple thing and made it beautiful with their Porcelain Berry Basket.

Porcelain Berry Basket by Forest Clearing

Kristen Wicklund the artist behind Forest Clearing also turns hand-crocheted cotton lace into amazing porcelain lace decorations and ring pillows.

Forest Clearing - Porcelain Lace Decoration

Have you seen anything recently that has made you take a second look in amazement?

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